Lighting for older adults and those with low vision

Lighting for older adults and those with low vision

Lighting for older adults and those with low vision

If you are an older person, have low vision and poor eyesight then standard lighting in domestic, work or community sites is not designed for you. A more specialized and thoughtful approach is needed to meet your needs. Good lighting can overcome problems such as sensitivity to contrast, field of view, intensity, glare, depth perception and visual acuity, all of which have to be taken into account to optimize illumination for those with low vision and the older adult. These potential problems impact on safe mobility through and around a space or when undertaking simple tasks, such as reading. In addition, several decades ago experiments showed the visual environment has surprising effects on depression, anxiety, fear of falling, reading speed and general health. All are inter-related and highlight the importance of good lighting. Currently too little attention is paid to the quality of the lighted space, the type of light fitting, its position and whether it is focused on horizontal or vertical surfaces. Good lighting design must be balanced between sufficient light intensity, avoiding glare and how various surfaces reflect the light, and how this inter-plays with daylight. In the past decade the use of new lighting technologies such as LEDs have been found to provide the best design solutions in the built environment inside and out.

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